What does Sport Compact performance really mean. We put four of these little speedsters to the test. Competing for the title: From Japan we have two entries...the Honda Civic Si, and the Supercharged Scion TC, representing Germany its the Volkswagen "Obey your fast" GTI, and from the good old USA its the Supercharged Chevy Cobalt wearing the SS badge.
Each contestant was fitted with front-wheel drive, a manual transmission, and a four-cylinder engine that makes around 200 horsepower. Here is how they did...
Lexus GS300 Crash
On her way to lunch, a Lexus driver reaches for her cell phone, causing her
car to veer off the 405 freeway, launch thru the air, take out a highway
sign, jump across a ditch, go thru one chain link fence, then finally come
to a stop against another chain link fence. The driver was lucky to only
suffer minor injures in what could have easily been a deadly accident.
Saturn Sky Red Line Review
Last year General Motors debuted two beautiful new roadsters, the Pontiac
Solstice and the Saturn Sky. Both cars received praise for their inspired
design, but for many, the hard lines and chiseled angles of the Sky were
thoroughly captivating. But beauty isn't everything. A car like the Sky
needs to drive as well as it looks, and that's where the Redline comes in.
General Motors has taken the well-behaved Sky and injected it with some
Under the hood, GM has fitted the Sky Redline with a 2.0 liter, turbo-charged Ecotec engine that cranks out a
whopping 260 horsepower and 260 pound
feet of torque. That's a lot of horses for this little roadster, in fact,
GM claims that pound for pound, this is the most powerful engine in its
lineup. And it shows, especially off of the line, where the Red Line jumps
to 60 miles per hour in just 5 and one-half seconds. But that's not all,
the Sky Redline is also ready to corner with a four-wheel independent,
performance tuned suspension, 18 inch alloy wheels, and in case you get in
trouble, GM's Stabilitrak system is there to help get you back on track.
Cobalt on 20's
2006 Cobalt SS Supercharged with 20" American Racing Casino's and dropped
with Eibach Sportlines
MJ Motorsports 3500hp Twin Turbo Chevy Cobalt
Mike Jones drives his B&B Race Car Built, Pressurized Solutions tuned Chevy
Cobalt to a new personal best of 4.32 in the 1/8th mile. Its powered by a
Bennett Racing Engines 598 cubic inch motor fed by twin 94mm Garrett turbos provided by turbo Direct. Special Thanks to M&M Transmission
for coming on board to our program.
Thanks to everybody who makes this possible
turbo Direct & Garrett turbo Chargers
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CarTV Infiniti M45 Video Review
The 2006 Infiniti M is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sports sedan, available
in 5 trims, ranging from the 35 Luxury to the 45 Sport. Upon introduction,
the 35 Luxury is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 280-horsepower engine that
achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. The 45 Sport is
equipped with a standard 4.5-liter, V8, 335-horsepower engine that
achieves 17-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic
transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. The 2006 Infiniti M
is redesigned for 2006.
Test Drive Fest - Team Steve and Dan
Test Drive Fest 2007, video of Team Steve and Dan
1) 2007 Saturn Sky turbo
2) 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged
3) 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
4) 2007 Honda Civic Si
5) 2007 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi
CarTV Honda Fit Video Review
As the saying goes, timing is everything, and when it comes to timing,
Honda always seems to be on top of its game. With gas prices exceeding
three dollars per gallon, the timing and introduction of the new 2007 Honda
Fit couldn't be any better. Not only is the new Honda Fit easy on your
wallet at the pumps, but it's also easy on your bank account with a
starting price of just $14,400 including destination. Honda surely has a
hit on its hands considering the Fit oozes quality, but also because it's
sporty, offers lots of cargo space and is cheap to own and operate.
Cobalt SS Vs. WRX
Cobalt SS supercharged: 2.79" pulley, 60lb injectors, custom tune by SMG
autosports, cobra HE, GM dual pass, airbox mod, SMG catless dowpipe, Exhaust cut-out (closed during race. 1
WRX: turbo back Exhaust, Intake, BOV, tuned. 2 passengers
Single race from a 40mph roll on a closed course.